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Registered Nurse (Pathways To Home)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the RN provides professional standard nursing services for residential Emergency Shelter program. As a patient advocate, the RN will also provide physical, medication support, along with interfacing with community stakeholder and medical providers that interact with milieu.

  • Provides nursing services including: monitoring of medications, monitoring vitals, direct communication with medical providers on-site for referrals to other provides and community health resources, health instruction to patients, and instruction and in-servicing to counseling line staff including training on medication dispensing.
  • Documents patient’s current medication list, including name(s) of medication, dosages, frequency, duration and start date.
  • Accountable for own errors in the monitoring of medications and treatments, and will be subject to established disciplinary measures in this regard.
  • Attends treatment and staff meetings and participates in quality improvement projects
  • Other task as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Current, valid California Registered Nurse
  • Valid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Excellent communication skills at level necessary for taking patients’ medical histories, understanding provider and supervisor instructions, and for accurately documenting patients’ medical information
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patient population and staff will demonstrating a high degree of diplomacy and tact, Intermediate to advanced computing and phone skills
  • Working knowledge of “Universal Precautions” demonstrated professionalism at all times
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a high-stress and fast moving environment
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure according to the general standards set forth by HIPA

Additional Requirements:

  • Culturally sensitive and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with mental health, substance use disorder, veterans, and transitional aged youth (TAY) populations.
  • Experience working with the homeless population
  • Ability to develop relations with adult clients
  • Demonstration of emotional maturity and stability
  • Knowledge of the agency’s target population and evidence- based treatment services
  • Ability to administer tuberculosis (TB) skin test by reading and providing results

                                                   VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer